An Adair Co. man was arrested on Monday after Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Aaron Rainwater and Sheriff Harrison Moss observed suspicious activities at 405 Merchant Street.
Following a short investigation, 33-year-old Michael Bell was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Jail on charges of:
*** Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 2nd or > offense (Methamphetamine)
*** Public Intoxication of a Controlled Substance
*** Possessoin of Drug Paraphernalia.
Deputy Rainwater is investigating the case.
Firefighters from the Columbia/Adair County, Knifley and Breeding departments teamed up to voice concerns about 911 dispatch at the fiscal court meeting.
Tony Grider served as spokesman for the group, saying emergency responders feel like there is a problem getting issues resolved when they have complaints about 911. Grider said members have quit filing complaints because they have decided there is no response so they don't waste their time.
Magistrate Daryl Flatt said he personally agreed that there are too many layers to go through to get anything done with 911 and made a motion to eliminate the 911 board. After a lenghty discussion, the fiscal court voted to eliminate the board and end its interlocal agreement with the city. Magistrates currently on a 911 committee will meet with emergency services and come back with a recommendation on how to best get input from first responders.
The court appointed David Herbst to the hospital board to replace Neal Gold. Gold resigned to take the position of CEO at Westlake Regional Hospital.
Veterans Joe Hare and Larry Burton asked the court to puchase POW/MIA flags and fly one under the American flag at the courthouse annex. Hare said the flags cost around $40 and would probably need to be replaced every six months. The court voted to do so.
The court went into executive session. Upon returning to open session, they voted to terminate Gregory Brock Scholl as a dispatcher. Magistrate Daryl Flatt voted no.
For more information about Tuesday night's fiscal court meeting, pick up a copy of the Adair County Community Voice in stores and racks this afternoon.
The Adair County Fire Dept responded to two separate grass fires on Tuesday.
The first one was at 11:18 am at 80 BlueBird Court to property owned by Barbara Key. 2 to 3 acres of property burned and 13 firemen were on the scene for approximately 45 minutes.
The second one was at 4:36 pm at 690 Reeves Road to property owned by Millard Kinnett where 3 acres of grass burned. 14 firemen were on the scene for 25 minutes.
The fire dept. would like to remind everyone that even though the ground is wet, with the windy days a simple trash or grass fire can get out of control in a instant. Please be very mindful of your actions.